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Featherweight Champ Joe Warren Enters Bellator Season 5 Bantamweight Tournament

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
June 29th, 2011
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Bellator Featherweight Champ Joe Warren

Eight bantamweights will battle it out in Bellator’s fifth season to challenge reigning champion Zack Makovsky for his 135-pound crown. Season 5 kicks off September 10th on MTV2.

Joe Warren is so selfish that merely owning Bellator’s featherweight title simply is not enough. Warren drops a weight class for an opportunity to don two championship belts.

“Baddest Man on the Planet” meets Alexis Vila in the opening round.

The tourney’s other quarterfinals matchups include Marcos Galvao vs. Chase Beebe, Ed West vs. Luiz Nogueira and Eduardo Dantas vs. Joe Soto.

“To say our Season Five Bantamweight tournament is stacked is a gross understatement,” said Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney. “Warren-Vila is going to be absolutely explosive for as long as it lasts, and the inclusion of Dantas, Nogueira, Chase, Soto, Ed and Luis makes every single fight in this tournament a pick’em adventure. This should be an unbelievable tournament for our fans watching live on MTV2.”

Here are the tournament’s pairings:

Marcos Galvao vs. Chase Beebe

Ed West vs. Luiz Nogueira

Eduardo Dantas vs. Joe Soto

Joe Warren vs. Alexis Vila

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